Thursday, May 22, 2008

More footpod fun

Despite my intentions (and a bunch of talk about "finding out what motivates me") a couple days ago, I wasn't able to motivate myself out the door to run yesterday. It was pretty crappy outside; after a beautiful weekend here in Reno, the weather has gone a bit weird again. Windy, cold, threatening thunderstorms. I did make it back to the gym for a workout and treadmill run this morning, though. Had some more fun with the footpod...



Things started out pretty well - I did a mile warm up at 9:13 pace, according to the treadmill. Watch showed the pace as closer to 9:00, but was just behind on the mileage. I thought that was weird - it showed me going faster, but not covering as much ground. After a mile, I bumped the treadmill up to 7:03 pace, which the watch seemed to register as a pretty consistent 7:25. But the mileage seemed to keep up with the treadmill, for some reason. Then, about the 4 mile mark, when I slowed back down to 9:13 pace on the treadmill, things got kooky again - the watch data goes all over the place, and it starts tracking GPS data.

I'll try to do a recalibration of the footpod tomorrow or over the weekend - I wasn't going very fast when I did the original calibration, maybe it doesn't like the faster speeds. Further bulletins as events warrant...

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

Wow, you're right- something happened at the end of your run! You must have been a little hyper-active. :) BTW, the Calvin and Hobbes link never opened- not sure if it was my computer, or the site, but either way, I think it's rad that you have a link to my favorite comic strip!